Avery Dennison Jobs

Avery Dennison

Job Information

Avery Dennison Maintenance Supervisor/Process Engineer in Painesville, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs more than 30,000 employees in over 50 countries. Reported sales in 2019 were $7.1 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

Avery Dennison is looking for a maintenance Supervisor/Process Engineer for our Reflective Solutions business. In this role, you will provide technical leadership through ongoing manufacturing support to resolve safety, quality and production issues as well as lead capital projects and monitor the capital budget. You will supervise and support Maintenance Technicians with a focus on Safety, Reliability, Planned and Predictive Maintenance, Training, and Continuous Improvement while working in a collaborative environment. You will work under the leadership of the Plant Manager and will be based at our Painesville, OH location. To be successful, you should have a strong aptitude for technical work, previous leadership experience, related project management experience, and a real passion for collaborative work in a team-based environment.

What you’ll be doing:

As part of our team, you will work cross-functionally within Operations, Supply Chain, Environmental, Health & Safety and Quality in supporting day to day operations as well as projects. Ability to work multiple functions / multi-task and influence others is key to the role.

In your role as Maintenance Supervisor/Process Engineer, delivering on these responsibilities is critical to success:

  • Supervise and develop the Maintenance Team.

  • Work closely with the operations team to ensure optimal schedule sequence, relay performance to schedule interruptions, and make course corrections to minimize customer impact and improve production efficiencies.

  • Troubleshoot daily operational challenges; first point of contact for shift teams.

  • Monitor the capital budget and communicate potential timing / budget issues proactively.

  • Lead capital projects to successful completion on time and on budget

  • Lead process engineering support of the scale-up of new product(s) and in the improvement of existing product(s).

  • Lead process improvement teams identifying and escalating all areas of improvement.

  • Research and identify root cause on customer complaints. Work with team to develop and implement corrective action plan and implementation.

  • Experience with the development of a technical training strategy and talent development

  • Knowledge of Process Safety Management as it relates to the maintenance organization.

  • Knowledge of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems (including automation control, DCS system, mechanical drives and systems, PLCs, sensors, and motor controls) and facilities systems

  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and projects concurrently in a dynamic factory environment.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, ability to influence and motivate others to excel.

  • Ability to work with others in a team environment.

  • Actively promote collaboration & teamwork and resolve conflicts.

  • Strong organization and computer skills - MS Office, CMMS (Agility), Google platform.


  • Promote safety as the most important value in the organization by contributing through training, mentoring, project management and other EHS responsibilities.

  • Lead, develop, and challenge the Maintenance Team to create process stability.

  • Provide assistance to maintenance technicians as needed to ensure work can be performed safely.


  • Lead the development and support of Maintenance Technicians.

  • Plan and direct the activities of the Maintenance Team.

  • Provide training, coaching, performance planning, daily prioritization of work and feedback to develop direct reports and others.

  • TPM, 5S, preventive and predictive maintenance, CMMS (Agility), and continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Work with Maintenance, Operations, and Resource Teams to refine and develop maintenance processes.

  • Manage and improve work order system, spare parts, tools, and supply inventory to minimize unplanned downtime and operating cost.

  • Partner with outside suppliers concerning service contracts and ordering parts. Actively seek alternative suppliers for increased cost savings and equipment longevity.

  • Lead and provide support as needed on capital projects and energy initiatives.

  • Forge collaborative relationships with Maintenance peers throughout the Avery Dennison network.

  • Develop and maintain the Mechanical Integrity Program in accordance with OSHA PSM guidelines.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required; Mechanical Engineering preferred.


  • 5+ years demonstrated experience in plant maintenance or engineering leadership role. Experience in a 24/7 continuous environment is preferred.

  • Strong communication skills to successfully build rapport with the operations and maintenance teams.

  • Related accredited certifications

  • Experience in the field as a technician.

  • Exposure to Lean Principles.


  • Be flexible in work hours. Will be on-call for trouble shooting and support for 24/7 manufacturing operation.

  • Agent of change. Identify, initiate, execute, control, and audit.

  • Process controls / electrical experience.

  • Work with quantitative analysis and models for decision-making and problem solving.

  • Able to conduct research, prepare comprehensive reports and present complex statistical information in a clear and succinct fashion.

  • Can demonstrate process troubleshooting ability.

  • Can evaluate multiple variables to arrive at the optimum solution.

  • Experienced with six sigma and lean manufacturing.

  • Competency in objective setting, and providing appropriate situational leadership to execute these strategies.


Additional Information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled